Following a string of album initiating tracks, this week saw ‘Politics 3’ flip its fourth co-op card. Having already teamed up with Ummet Ozcan, Aly & Fila and others, ‘Louder’ finds Paul van Dyk sharing studio time with Roger Shah. Adding to the track’s equation is Australian-born/Singapore-raised/Manhattan-based singer Daphne Khoo.
A departure from the trancier ethics of recent singles ‘Guardian’ and ‘Only In A Dream’, the Club Mix delivers a typical big room sound. Daphne Khoo, a first season finalist on Singapore Idol and
no stranger to the stage, is the songstress behind the track.
Adding some trance shades and grades to the release, the first two remixes come courtesy of PvD’s Vandit Records’ lieutenants Maarten de Jong and Ben Nicky. Dutchman de Jong employs distilling marching drums, tech-fried FX and rave-ish riffs into his mix. A keen balance of the harmonic and the euphoric, Ben Nicky ups the ante, giving it loads of warp, squelch and pitch wheel action for good measure.
It's out now.